Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Aviation academy for Tiruchi

The Hindu reports that Aviation academy is come up in Tiruchi for training pilots.

As Tiruchians, we no see an increasing number of domestic and international flights along with this new addition makes it a multipurpose hub. Few months back, there was also a talk about making Trichy airport a hub for Cargo carriers. The expansion of runway might serve as a strong dependency for further expansions.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

நவல்பட்டு தொழில்நுட்ப பூங்காவை மு.க.ஸ்டாலின் திறந்து வைக்கிறார் - திருவெறும்பூர் சேகரன் எம்.எல்.ஏ. தகவல்

மாலைமலைர் இதழ் - திருவெறும்பூர் சேகரன் எம்.எல்.ஏ. தகவலின் படி அடுத்த மாதம் 22-ந்தேதி நவல்பட்டு தொழில்நுட்ப பூங்காவை மு.க.ஸ்டாலின் திறந்து வைக்கிறார்.

திருவெறும்பூர் ஒன்றியத்திற்கு பெருமை சேர்க்கும் விதமாக வருகிற அக்டோபர் 22-ந்தேதி நவல்பட்டில் தொழில் நுட்ப பூங்காவை துணை முதல்-அமைச்சர் ஸ்டாலின் திறந்துவைப்பதோடு திருவெறும்பூர் தாலுக்கா அமையும் இடத்தினை பார்வையிடுகிறார்.

Friday, September 25, 2009

It's OFFICIAL - Tiruchi IT park will be inaugurated next month

The news from The Hindu confirms the previous news that IT Park becoming a reality soon. This is a great news considering upcoming IIM along with BIM , Anna University in close vicinity and also spurring an inclusive demographic growth in TamilNadu.


The Tiruchi IT Park, at Navalpattu in the outskirts of the city, would be inaugurated next month, said Santhosh Babu, Managing Director, Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu (ELCOT), here on Friday.

The Information Technology Park, covering an area of about 147 acres of land, has already been notified as a Special Economic Zone by the Union government. Orders on allotment of lands to about 10 IT companies, including Cognizant Technology Solutions, would be issued within the next few days.

Work on creating the infrastructure such as compound walls, roads, drains and cable network at the park premises had begun. Construction of about 50,000 square feet of built space to serve as an incubation centre of the ELCOT at a cost of Rs.14 crore would begin within the next few days, Mr. Babu told media persons.

Stating that the government was taking all steps to promote tier II cities as IT destinations, Mr. Babu maintained that there had been a good response from IT companies to the Tiruchi IT Park and 16 firms had applied for allotment of land.

“We held a meeting with the companies and they have promised to start construction as soon the park is inaugurated,” he said.

ELCOT had also planned to hold ‘Empower IT’ meet in Tiruchi, probably next month, to bring students and employers on a common platform so that candidates could understand the industrial requirements and equip them accordingly.

Source: The Hindu

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Deputy CM Stalin to Inaugurate IT Park on 21/10

According to a special interview with Trichy Collector, IT park at NAvalpattu will be inaugurated on October 21st of this year by Deputy CM Stalin. Following is the link

Morais City Layout

It is heard(to be confirmed) that the cost per sq ft ranges from Rs550 to Rs650.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


According to today's news from The Hindu , IT park construction work is all set to begin in Navalpattu.

The news as reported by The Hindu is below


The ELCOT (Electronic Corporation of Tamil Nadu) reviewed the conditions for commencement of works at the IT Park in Navalpattu here earlier this week.

Marg Constructions Ltd., which has been entrusted with the task of constructing ELCOT’s 50,000 square feet IT building in a two acre plot on the 147.61 acre IT Park premises, has started its preparatory works in order to complete the project by the end of May 2010. According to official sources, works on creation of common infrastructure facilities and construction of IT space will progress simultaneously.

The ELCOT has conducted meetings with the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board and the Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board. The TNEB has been provided with five acres of land to set up a 110 kv sub station and the TWAD Board is exploring the feasibility to provide 3MLD (million litres per day) water.

Official sources said the Highways Department has initiated steps to take over the 120 feet road linking the IT Park to the Tiruchi-Pudukkottai Highway for four-lane works. Construction of an 80-feet road from the IT Park to the Tiruchi-Thanjavur Highway via Sholamadevi is also on ELCOT’s agenda.

The State government had alienated the land to ELCOT, and the Centre accorded Special Economic Zone (SEZ) status for the Tiruchi IT Park and duly notified the same in the Gazette on March 12, 2008.

Subsequently, the ELCOT allotted 10 acres of land to Sutherland Global Services Pvt. Ltd. A similar extent of land has been earmarked for Cognizant Technology Solutions, and two acres of land has been made available for HCL.

While other bigger players have adopted a ‘wait and watch’ approach, smaller IT companies have patronised the IT Park well. The entire IT space has been booked, a senior official said, observing that the prospects for cutting down operational costs, proximity to the International Airport, and scope for nil attrition were vital factors favouring Tiruchi as an ideal IT destination.

These companies have pinned hopes on the Southern Railways for operation of additional day-time express trains exclusively between Tiruchi and Chennai to foster their growth.

According to an ELCOT publication, upon completion, the IT Park was expected to provide employment to 20,000 candidates directly and to 60,000 candidates indirectly.

Keywords: Tiruchi IT Park, ELCOT, Electronic Corporation of Tamil Nadu, Marg Constructions Ltd, Tiruchi-Thanjavur Highway

Friday, September 11, 2009

Sales Pitch by State Information Technology Minister

State Technology Minister Poongothai Aladi Aruna recently stepped up her sales pitch for an inclusive growth in Tier II cities and calling out the recent Infrastructure developments the state is going through. More details at
The Hindu